The best 5 activities you can do now that the snow has melted:
We all dream of snowboarding year round, but it’s just not possible, unless you’re a professional or Jake Burton. Summer is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it. To keep you busy and your stoke meter high, we have compiled a list of fun activities for your summertime checklist.
1. Surfing in Jackson Hole
When the snow melts it feeds the Snake River and in certain spots you can catch snowboard legends like Brian Iguchi or even Travis Rice ripping some turns and 360s. Looks fun, right?
2. Fly Fishing in Park City
Our own Nick Gaddy and Nick Mertes (collectively known as The Nix) caught the fishing bug once the snow melted and slayed some rainbow trout just south of the Provo River. It’s pretty easy to find a guide and the gear you need all over Utah, but this place is a honey hole.
3. Downhill Mountain Biking in Whistler
Sure, you can probably ride around your hometown or you may even have a fun downhill trail that you ride seasonally, but if you really want to have fun, book a trip to Whistler. It has one of the largest areas to ride with multiple zones to choose from. Whistler is quickly becoming a destination for mountain bikers around the globe.
4. Camping & Wakeboarding at Lake Powell
One of the best times we’ve ever had was a group camping trip at Lake Powell, AZ. Seriously, the views and scenery are stunning. The best part is, if you get two or three of your buddies together, it can be somewhat affordable. You can rent a ’19 boat and load your camping gear and find the perfect hideaway and it feels like you have the whole lake to yourselves. Make sure to bring your wakeboards and wakeskates for those early morning butter sessions. For all your wake needs this summer check out one of our sister sites: BuyWake.com
5. Skateboarding in Oregon
Seriously…pack the van with your buddies and hit Oregon for a month or more. There are more legendary skate parks in Oregon then anywhere else in the world. It’s a skateboarding Mecca and a guaranteed good time. Make sure you have a list of must visits and then try to hit up random ones along the way. You will probably never skate them all, but at least you can try, right!
Camping > Lake Powell > Mountain Bike > Skateboard > Surf > Utah